Defect or minor
noncompliance in a bid that is merely a
matter of form and not of substance. May also
pertain to some immaterial or inconsequential
defect or variation from the exact requirement
of the Invitation for Bids. A defect that does
not affect price, quantity, quality, or delivery,
or the correction or waiver of such defect
would not be prejudicial to other bidders.
Information Technology (IT)
The use of computers
or telecommunications to transmit, manipulate,
store, or retrieve information or data.
The basic organizational and
physical facilities and structures for the
operation of an entity or business.
Authority based on an entity’s
sovereignty to enter into contracts, although
not explicitly authorized. See also: Express Authority.
Inherently Governmental Function
term that has been defined as a
governmental function or service which is so
intimately related to the public interest as to
mandate performance by government
employees. This function includes those
activities that require either the exercise of
discretion in applying governmental authority
or the making of value judgments in making
decisions for the government.
A method of training typically
provided to new employees to familiarize
them with a body of knowledge, including
entity policies and procedures, that they will
be required to understand to perform the
duties of their position.
The inability to pay debts when they
Moving an outsourced business
operation in house. See also: Outsourcing,
1. Examining and testing supplies or services to
determine whether they conform to contract
2. Comparing the materials and services
received to those specifications.
The buyer’s legal right to inspect goods is stated
in the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), Section
The size and quantity of the
samples to be inspected.